Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (BPMP)

The current Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (BPMP) was approved by City Council on July 16, 2018 . The updated 2018 BPMP intended to gather public input to help identify and guide investments in pedestrian and bicycle facilities over the next 5 to 10 years.  Click here for information on the Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee's upcoming meetings and agendas.

Background

The Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan is aimed towards making San Rafael an excellent place to walk and bicycle, reducing overall carbon emissions, and increasing the number of residents who walk and bike. We have made progress toward a bold new transportation vision centered around an interconnected network of proposed bicycle and pedestrian routes suitable for travelers of all ages and abilities.  

We entered into an agreement with Alta Planning & Design for assistance with updating the 2011 Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan. The ultimate effectiveness of the planning process was very dependent on public engagement and outreach.  It was essential that the process incorporated the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists, motor vehicle drivers, the business community, neighborhood groups, etc. To this end, resources were devoted to community engagement activities intended to establish and nurture support for the plan update, ensuring the plan reflected community aspirations.

Also critical to the plan update process was a deep dive into existing and potential safety hazards discouraging bicycle and pedestrian trips. Alta’s analysis focused on safety as the primary concern of San Rafael residents and workers.

Finally, Alta produced a graphically-appealing final plan that provides a clear framework to guide our bicycle and pedestrian investments over the next 5-10 years. This approach will help position us to successfully leverage funding from multiple sources, including county and state/federal-level grant programs.

Additional Resources:
Nov. 21, 2016 - Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan Update Assistance
Jan. 21, 2014 - 2011 Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan Progress Report
Jan. 21, 2014 - Presentation on Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan
2011 Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan Update

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